2003 DUCATI 999 Xerox Replica
This bike was purchased by us in 2023 from the previous owner in Queensland with a low 17,000klms on the clock due to the fact that this bike spent the last ten years of it's life in storage.
Finished in red and basically a solid and original bike but missing a few parts including the odd fairing panel etc - a project bike that the previous owner never got around to finishing so he put it up for sale.
We stepped in and decided to complete one of the most complex and time consuming restorations that we have ever undertaken on a bike with the result being a stunning 999R Xerox Replica.
This particular bike is a H4 series one model, the very first of the range with the four front fairing vents and sand cast swing arm and was soon updated in 2005 with the series two available in four versions (999/999S/999R/999R Xerox) with an updated swing arm, new front fairings and minor improvements and tweaks.
These Terblanche designed bikes (749/999) never really stepped out of the shadows of the previous Tamburini designed (748/916/996/998) bikes and were only in production for three years until replaced by the new Ducati 1098/1198 models designed by Fabbro harking back to the earlier and much loved Tamburini styling.
However, the 999 enjoyed a huge amount of success and wins on the WSBK stage from 2003 through to 2007 in the hands of Hodgson, Toseland and Bayliss until being replaced by the 1098 on the WSBK stage.
Underrated, unloved with an extremely short production run and initially shunned by Ducatista due to their radical design, but ahead of their time with great handling and usable power, these bikes are now fast being snapped up by collectors as a modern classic Ducati.